$PARE ¢HANGE #32: $2, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 40 pgs.

Feb 01, 2016

You know the junk mail you get that offers ridiculous gifts, gaudy jewelry, collectible memorabilia, and more? Well Rev. Thomas Foote is well-acquainted with it, and decided one day to take them up on their offers… so to speak. One advertising publication The Bradford Exchange seems to offer the most ridiculous gifts and collectibles, and conveniently, the ads always include a no-postage-necessary reply envelope. The author mailed back tons and tons of junk mail, filling in the address and payment info lines with funny commentary on the items offered. The zine consists of scans of the junk mail, showing the item offered and his commentary. The items were all ridiculous! Need a glow-in-the-dark dream catcher masterpiece? The Bradford Exchange has got you covered. While Rev. Thomas Foote made fun of all the junk offered, some of them were so ridiculous I could see myself ordering one as a joke gift. –Tricia ($pare ¢hange, PO Box 6023, Chattanooga, TN 37401)